Written in lieu of NaNoWriMo 2022 Logline: A failed-astronaut-turned-astronomer and 297 other random 30 year olds are kidnapped from across history and forced to live in a lunar research compound in the 27th century. As they navigate language and cultural barriers — and social experiments administered by humanity's future anthropologists — a curated feed of… Continue reading Pilot: Life in Babelthorp
Screenplay: Menace to Society
Written in lieu of NaNoWriMo 2021 Logline: Kidnapped by the US government because alien technology gave her (and dozens of other random civilians) superpowers, a kind but career-obsessed scientist must balance her urge to study this new reality against her guilt of not wanting to escape for the sake her family, and take down a… Continue reading Screenplay: Menace to Society
A combination of fact-check of and elaboration on the lyrics to the song Yakko's Big Idea. How much did they get right? How disappointed will I be in a squandered opportunity?
Charts! Women and the Nobel Prize, Revisited
2020 was actually a decent year, in at least one way...
The Science of Eurovision 2021
After an unfortunate hiatus, the 65th Eurovision Song Content (ESC) has returned. This time, in Rotterdam. All 39 participating countries submitted their songs a while back (available for viewing/listening on the ESC’s official YouTube channel) but I’ve only gotten around to this post just now. #PhDLife I’m going to keep doing science tangents on their lyrics until… Continue reading The Science of Eurovision 2021
Pilot: Alien Ingénu(in)e
Logline: Stumbling into the company of an NPYD detective after her anthropological mission goes awry, a genetically engineered woman raised by an artificial intelligence assumes the guise of a naive alien to continue data collection for her creator…and to avoid being identified as the serial killer she technically is. 1-hour Sci-Fi Drama
Written in lieu of NaNoWriMo 2019 Logline: After the death of her princess during a failed ransoming attempt, a magically-scarred and cursed handmaiden must work with one of the kidnappers to stop a rival prince from taking over the kingdom. 116 pages, Fantasy
Science Tangents: Avatar: The Last Airbender
I started rewatching the wonderful ATLA on Netflix — binging, of course — and made it to the penultimate episode of season 1 (aka Book 1) before I thought about any science no-nos. That's pretty impressive for a show that upholds the much-outdated idea that fire, water, air, and earth are elements. Anyway, here are… Continue reading Science Tangents: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Logline: A recovering addict/photographer's supernatural routine is upended when aliens created by God's sibling invade Earth to harvest humanity’s souls. 109 pages, Action Fantasy Notable Awards: Top %10, Nicholl Fellowship 2020 Semifinalist, ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition 2020 Quarterfinalist, PAGE International Screenplay Competition 2022
Science Tangents: The Boys
I watched Amazon’s The Boys this week. So instead of the usual 60′s Marvel fare, here’s some tangential science relating to the superpowers featured in the show